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End of the Line

This used to be a fancy hotel, with conference and banquet rooms and an atrium and all that stuff. A few years ago, we spent the night there when the dust from a home renovation project got the better of us, and it was clear that it wasn’t the place we remembered. The best amenity we got then were what I called “exfoliating towels” which were made (I am almost positive) from sandpaper.

And the slide down continued, and now, here we are: it’s being demolished. No word on what’ll be taking its place.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.15.2020

Room and Ticket

My conference was just two blocks away from the train station. You can tell what I did…

San Diego, California
photographed 3.10.2020

Painter, painting

Every now and then I get the idea to venture out and do some street photography. And since I don’t really even know how to do street photography in a way that is, you know, good, the best I can achieve so far is mixed results.

And here’s an example of some mixed results – a guy painting the arch above a doorway at a train station. You can’t see it in the photo (remember when I said “mixed results”?), but he was using a tiny paint roller.

Santa Fe Depot
San Diego, California
photographed 3.10.2020

And there was light

The gentleman who was mowing the lawn across the street from the church was mightly interested in what I was doing. I guess they don’t get too many photographers wandering around town.

Anyway, I ducked out of his view, down a sidewalk, and was rewarded with the sight of the sun cutting through the old pressed glass windows.

First United Methodist Church
Santa Anna, Texas
photographed 2.17.2020

In the house

And here’s the view I am sure you’ve all been waiting for: inside the 2,500 seat Helen DeVitt Jones Main Theater. The inaugural season will be announced soon…

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences (under construction)
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.4.2020

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